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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Obsitnik'

Grab A Cup Of Joe And Check Out Republican Finance Reports

July 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Two Republicans, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst have qualified for public financing. Steve Obsitnik hopes to get there. Two other deep-pocketed candidates David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski are largely self-funding their races for governor. One will emerge as the party standard bearer in the August 14 primary. Check out […]

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Herbst: Let’s Clean House

July 9th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst has launched his first air strike in a five-candidate field for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, declaring “Let’s clean house.” Herbst faces party-endorsed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski in an August 14 primary.

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Candidates Wait On Key Campaign Grants

July 5th, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Bradley and Hanks qualified for grants on Thursday. The State Elections Enforcement Commission is in overdrive trying to keep pace with candidate grant requests under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. With August 14 primaries on the horizon a number of candidates are awaiting grant application approval for campaign spend-down in […]

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Ganim Tells Lamont Don’t Become Linda McMahon Of This Election Cycle

July 3rd, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Mayor Joe Ganim who’ll be outspent heavily in the August 14 Democratic primary for governor is challenging party-endorsed Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich entrepreneur, to limit campaign spending to $1 million. Good luck with that. Ganim issued the call on the Sunday show Face The State hosted by Dennis House (see video […]

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Who’s Your Horse? Democrat And Republican Candidates For August Primaries

June 28th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Some qualified for primaries via party support at the respective conventions, others did so through petition drives. When Bridgeport electors show up for the August 14 primaries, they will have the following choices, according to the list of certified candidates issued by the office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

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It’s Now Official: Lamont Versus Ganim In Dem Guber Primary–Other Guy Fails To Make Ballot

June 26th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

It was apparent from the start that Guy Smith, the retired executive from alcoholic beverage giant Diageo, would be challenged to make the Democratic primary ballot for governor via a laborious signature campaign. His campaign fell well short of the more than 15,000 signatures (two percent of Connecticut’s Democratic electorate) required to qualify for an […]

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Capitol Report Panel Gets Viggy With It On Ganim’s Traveling Road Show

June 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tom Dudchik crack committee–Jennifer Schneider, Roy Occhiogrosso, Liz Kurantowicz and Chris Healy–weigh in on Joe Ganim’s run for governor in the latest episode of CT Capitol Report featuring Hartford Courant reporter Neil Vigdor. Love him or loathe him, Ganim has political insiders talking about him seven weeks from the August 14 primary.

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Boughton, Herbst Awarded Major Public Financing Grants For Governor Run

June 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved $1.3 million public grants to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican endorsed candidate for governor and his closest rival at the convention, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, for the August 14 primary. This will provide the two leading candidates a mighty spend-down in the final seven […]

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